by Flex Luthor
"There's just not enough time for me to hit the gym".
We've all heard (and maybe even said) it before. Of course, somewhere deep down, we know that's BS. When it comes to things we want to do, then time is never an issue. We make time when it comes to those things. I'm always amazed at how people are able to put time, effort, and money into maintaining their houses and cars, but when it comes to other, ultimately more important matters such as the environment or their own bodies, excuses are numerous. Lack of time is, at the very least, near the top of the list when it comes to excuses.
The ones who do themselves the biggest disservice by claiming lack of time are office workers. On top of not getting the physical exercise they need, they spend the better part of their days sitting on a chair. If there is also the bad diet cherry on top of the sedentary lifestyle sundae, then you really are on the wrong path. The good news is that the right path is only a routine tweak and a perception adjustment away. This week's blog is dedicated to the office workers out there.
In most cases, the idea that there is no time is an illusion. It is a misunderstanding of what is happening. Here is probably what happens: you get up in the morning, sometimes with barely enough time to grab a bite and make it to work on time. You work the whole day, with a lunch break either at your desk or out somewhere. You come home feeling drained, with either eating and relaxing the only things on your mind, or having to take care of one or more children. By the time you do all that stuff, it's time to go to bed and start all over again the next day.
Sounds about right?
Here's the thing, though: you only need 30-45 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy. Allowing an extra 30 minutes to go to and come back from the gym, that takes us up to somewhere between an hour and an hour fifteen minutes. Let's even call it an hour and a half, just to be on the safe side. No one is too busy for that. If you have that impression, then I suspect your time is a bit mismanaged. So what are the possibilities when a 24 hour day just doesn't seem that long? Well, that all depends on the individual, but here are some suggestions:
So there you go, guys. There is always time to get fit. It's just a matter of altering your outlook on the whole thing. Do you ever question whether or not you should brush your teeth or take a shower? When you make your workouts part of your routine, missing a trip to the gym taints your entire day. You just don't feel right. Mind over matter, my friends; so much of life is in your head!
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